November 2018

Reviews: Acoustic

Acoustic Roundup: Small-Bodied Smash Hits

June 5, 2015
PG tests three astoundingly versatile acoustics from Taylor, Martin, and Larrivée.
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Alvarez ADA1965 Review

April 21, 2015
This distinctive dread is a sweet player—at a sweet price.
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Taylor 618e Review

April 9, 2015
The re-voiced flagship of Taylor’s maple-backed line delivers dazzling versatility and big bass tones.
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Veillette Avante Gryphon Review

January 20, 2015
It’s a mandolin. It’s a 12-string. No, it’s a do-it-all double-string zing machine.
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Yamaha LL16D ARE Review

December 30, 2014
A budget-conscious solid-wood dreadnought seasoned to sound older and experienced.
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Taylor 150e Review

November 17, 2014
This entry-level 12-string is multifaceted and finessed.
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Maton SRS 70 Review

July 22, 2014
Australian dreadnought delivers top-notch playability—and a sonic alternative.
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Quick Hit: Korg Rimpitch Tuner

July 6, 2014
A discreet and accurate soundhole-mounted tuner.
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Gibson J-15 and J-29 Reviews

June 27, 2014
Two new “slope-shouldered” acoustics offer new variations on a classic design.
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Córdoba Acero Review

May 27, 2014
Do Spanish-guitar design elements mean a better dreadnought?
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Four Affordable 12-String Flattops Roundup

May 6, 2014
Looking for jangle on a budget? Check out this quartet of acoustic-electrics under $650.
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Breedlove Premier Auditorium Rosewood Review

March 24, 2014
The acoustic experts from Bend, Oregon, deliver a versatile, luxurious-sounding jack-of-all-trades.
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Lowden 32 SE Review

February 16, 2014
A subtly luxurious, rock-steady, and stage-ready medium-sized flattop.
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Taylor 814ce Review

February 4, 2014
A re-imagined, re-braced Taylor classic delivers super balance and power
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Larrivée D-40R Review

December 31, 2013
Impressive value, quality and traditional dreadnought sounds with a Larrivée touch.
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Zoom A3 Review

November 14, 2013
An affordable acoustic preamp packed with effects and models.
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Worland Prairie Review

October 15, 2013
Jim Worland’s bare-bones Prairie OM delivers top tones and handmade quality at a relatively affordable price.
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Gibson LG-2 American Eagle Acoustic Guitar Review

July 21, 2013
The LG-2 uses some of the original LG features as a point of departure for a sweet, and relatively affordable modern acoustic-electric.
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Peavey Vypyr VIP 2 Amp Review

July 10, 2013
This latest iteration of the Vypyr line of amps is designed and built to handle electric 6-string, acoustic, and bass guitars.
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Cole Clark Angel AN2A3BB Acoustic Guitar Review

June 22, 2013
A smart, modern acoustic-electric grand auditorium that’s beautifully built and supremely playable.
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